Library Impact Stories

Libraries have the power to change lives.  Following are stories of real Highland City Library patrons and how the Library has impacted their lives.

  1. the buchanan family
  2. The kitchen family
  3. the holt family
  4. Book Project
  5. HIVEs
  6. The Wadsworth Family
  7. The Bushman Family
  8. The Rees Family
  9. Jenifer and Sarah
  10. The Johnson Family
  11. The Murdock Family
  12. The Craig Family
  13. Lowell Nelson
  14. Diana Elder
  15. Jacqueline Roettger

Buchanan family

Alpine Library Patrons of the Year 2022

The Laura and Steve Buchanan Family has been chosen as the “Alpine Library Patrons of the Year for 2022.” The family lived in Cedar Hills for several years before moving to Alpine, so the children and the Highland library have grown together. Natalie (13), Jacob (11), Sarah (9), Anna (6), and Kate (3) have been able to watch the library expand. Natalie Babbitt wrote, “Readers are lucky. They will never be bored or lonely.” The Buchanan kids should never be bored or lonely. About every month the family checks out a huge stack of books, often around 50. Over the years they’ve checked out over 5700 items!

For the most part the Buchanans check out and read books from the library. They always manage to find something to interest them. Laura and Steve enjoy the online audio books. The Harry Potter books are favorites of everyone. Jacob especially likes the I Survived series, which appeals to reluctant readers. Sarah says, “I like all the chapter books. They’re fun!” Anna agrees, responding, “I like checking out the Magic Tree House series.” Kate loves the puppets and the fun magnetic board activities and the little room that’s just her size.

The Buchanans appreciate the librarians, saying they are amazing, kind, and helpful. Laura writes, “I am SO grateful to have the library! The Highland library is close and has grown so much over the years. It has been a huge blessing to be able to have access to so many books.” And the library staff is always happy to see the family gathering their enormous pile!